So we were SUPPOSED to land in Shanghai around 2:30 pm, but our flight got delayed until seven!!! This is bad on many levels: for starters, we spent all day in a crappy airport. Secondly, many of us, myself included, saved our shopping and souvenir/gift buying for Yuan Gardens that afternoon, so all of a sudden my buying gifts for people was reduced to the airport. Super super lame. Worst of all, I was really looking forward to exploring Shanghai, which didn’t happen. Alas, we all kept as good an attitude as possible about it, and when we did get to the hotel, we had a last feast set for us across the street. I decided to shave my beard, since the main reason I grew it was for the tour. It’s funny how some people didn’t notice anything had changed, and others could hardly recognize me!